First Things First: Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner
Hiring a wedding planner is essential for your sanity when beginning your wedding planning journey. Why? It saves you countless hours of worry and unnecessary stress, allowing you to enjoy your wedding day and focus on what’s most important… the moments between you and your partner.
You’ve said yes or popped the question, the ring is sparkling, and the excitement of a lifetime with your partner is just beginning. But what comes next? It’s time to plan the big day, and while it might seem overwhelming, don’t fret. We’re here to help with our comprehensive wedding planning timeline and checklist, featured in the 2023 issue of Weddings in Houston Magazine.
“If you can dream it, we can get it created,” says Francisca Ezeadum, owner and in-house designer of Mod Effect Events.
Started in 2009 as an event-planning service, Mod Effect has blossomed into more since adding décor rentals in 2016. They carry everything from luxury décor, furniture, and tableware to fresh and silk florals to make a bride or groom’s dreams into reality.
My name is Tara and I am the Production Manager here at Weddings in Houston. In October 2019, I got engaged to my best friend after over four years together. I was ecstatic, finally all of my “wedding industry knowledge” could be put to use in planning my own wedding! I quickly found out that being on the bride’s side of things is entirely different from the wedding media and marketing side.
Engaged couples have their own set of challenges—challenges that I, myself, have now been experiencing throughout my own wedding planning journey. In addition, with everything going on in the world, we engaged couples are having to navigate wedding planning in an unprecedented way. We are having to utilize virtual venue tours, video calls with potential vendors, and more to plan our upcoming weddings during a pandemic. – All while trying to remain hopeful that everything will be able to go as “planned”. I found that getting started was the hardest part of my own wedding planning process.
Houston wedding expert Shari Costigan of Events de Luxe evokes the timeless traditions of the South, with this ivory and gold styled shoot featuring fellow Weddings In Houston partners Sandlewood Manor, Civic Photos and Cakes by Gina. The vintage Southern wedding charm of this plantation-inspired Houston wedding venue comes to life through lush ivory flowers paired with gold-trimmed tableware, shimmering sequins and dramatic pops of black. A classic Southern wedding venue, tons of black and gold wedding decor accents, and a backdrop of picturesque scenery make for a perfect wedding celebration. Want to bring the same level of Southern sophistication to your own big day? Reach out to our spotlight Houston vendors, and make sure to let them know you found them on Weddings in Houston—Houston’s go-to resource for everything wedding!